This blog should be called "The Adventures of a Fabric Junkie!". I am passionate about fabric, threads, colours and textures. I can record my crazy quilting, sane quilting, embroidery and everything else that I consider important in my life.

Photo shows my block for the Hurricane Katrina fund-raising quilt "All That Jazz".

Sunday, April 24, 2011

My Work on Florence's Tone on Tone block and Kiko Flowers

The Tone on Tone Round Robin was organised by the Australian and New Zealand Southern Cross Crazies group. This block was a difficult colour for me to work with, especially keeping within the limits of the tone on tone.  For the first time I tried out Kiko flowers and I'm hooked on them.  From now on, there will be Kiko Flowers everywhere. I covered four seams, one with an embroidered motif which I got from Flights of Fancy ages ago and thought that I would never have a use for those muted tones and when Florence's block arrived, I knew I had found the perfect place for that motif. On another seam I used a piece of hand-dyed sparkly ric-rac braid with additional stitching on either side and I tizzied up Florence's scalloped lace with chain stitch, sequins, beads and detached chains.  My favourite seam was the Kiko Flowers and lazy daisy leaves which were darker than I would have done but I felt that I had to balance up with Sue's embroidery which was already on the right hand side of the block.

9 comments:

Bear said...

Viv
as always this blocks is just beautiful and your stitching and is gorjus!Love the motif you put on- its made for this blockisnt it??
love n hugs bear xoxoxoxox

Ruby said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Great colors and the details are stunning!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Viv, Your Kiko flowers are truly beautiful. Lovely work. Hugs Judy Happy Easter

Rose Anne B said...

Ohhhh Viv this is just lovely and how TINY are these flowers!!! At first I didn't even see any and then I had to look more closely. WOW you do gorgeous work my dear!!! This block is lovely!!!

crafty cat corner said...

I'm sorry Viv but I don't know what Kiko flowers are... Am I dim ?
Please can you let me in on it.....
I really love the block, I must have a go at a tone on tone one.

Melting here in the heat, not usual to be this hot so early. Can you believe I would love some rain...

Briony
x

Sharon said...

Viv this is beautiful work on this block. For not being sure of the tonoe on tone you do lovely. I love the kiko flowers although I am not sure what they are, I will have to check somewhere....thanks for the beautiful eyecandy

Lorraine @ creativedaily said...

Beautiful Viv! Thanks for signing up to follow my blog.

Rose Anne B said...

This is just beautiful and so dainty too! Lovely work!!!